Quilting in progress on the Granny's Choice Quilt

Hey Everyone, welcome back to Free Form/Motion Friday.

Today I sandwiched the Granny’s Choice quilt after adding a border to it the other day.

Quilt layers pinned and ready for quilting

Layer’s sandwiched

Picked a variegated grey/black thread from Blendables line by Sulky. This is a 30 weight cotton thread so the stitching will stand out on the quilt.

Grey/black variegated thread being auditioned

Sulky variegated thread

And started quilting with the walking foot in a spiral of each pinwheel section. The distance between stitching lines is a ½″ which is also the distance from the needle to the edge of my walking foot. This meant no extra marking or measuring and I could get on with the quilting. I could have done this with the free motion foot as well but I really wanted it to be precise and straight so went with the walking foot.

Spiral quilting motif used for the centre pinwheel design

Centre pinwheel quilted with spirals

Around the grey and black box that outlines the pinwheel I quilted with straight lines to mimic the square.

The square encompassing the pinwheel is quilted with a straight line

Straight lines in the square around the pinwheel

Then more spirals in the corners.

Spiral motif in the corner triangles

Corner triangles quilted with more spirals

It is coming together very nicely. I do need to do a bit of stitch in the ditch in the very centre to make the seam lie down flat or add a decorative button.

Here’s a close up of a 12 inch Granny’s Choice block.

Close up of the quilting in one square

Close up of a Granny’s Choice block

Not much left to be quilted, then to pull those threads through and add the binding and I can tick another UFO off the list.

Happy Quilting!

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